Enhancing Ethanol Production

Cindy Zimmerman

FEW Pioneer DuPont and FOSS North America today announced an agreement that will help farmers and ethanol producers better understand ethanol yield potential of grain corn being delivered to ethanol plants. The agreement, announced during the Fuel Ethanol Workshop, provides FOSS rights to technology developed by DuPont.

Under terms of the agreement, DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred is providing to FOSS proprietary Ethanol Yield Potential calibration technology for use in FOSS grain analyzers. The technology provides estimated ethanol yield in terms of gallons per bushel.

FEW Pioneer Expo“This technology is a significant milestone in helping increase ethanol output per acre,” said Russ Sanders, Pioneer Director of Marketing. “In FOSS instruments, the Pioneer Ethanol Yield Potential Calibration provides nearly instant prediction of ethanol yield potential in corn grain and provides an estimated yield in gallons per bushel terms.”

“This technology will allow ethanol producers to work with farmers to increase the amount of ethanol they produce,” said Jeff Bodingheimer of FOSS North America.

Listen to Pioneer/FOSS press conference announcement here: [audio:http://www.zimmcomm.biz/pioneer/pioneer-foss-media.mp3]

Read press release here.

RFAThanks to the Renewable Fuels Association for sponsoring coverage on Domestic Fuel of the 2007 Fuel Ethanol Workshop.

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